Summer is the season of garden parties, a time when residents truly feel that they can enjoy and share their garden space to its fullest. Spending time outdoors, especially when dining, isn’t assured to be comfortable and, unless homeowners have curated a welcoming and stylish outdoor space, garden parties can even be underwhelming.
To ensure that your next outdoor get-together is a memorable experience, we’re sharing the five essential purchases every homeowner should make. Each one is guaranteed to contribute to the success of a garden event, whether it is a peaceful dinner with friends and family or a summer bash with the neighbours.
Having a central firepit transforms a garden space. These handsome structures, especially those made from cast iron, give guests a location to congregate around and admire. In addition to providing warmth and light way into the evening, they are also a striking statement asset that encourages guests to spend a greater amount of time at an event.
Certain firepits also double as a barbeque space, being a platform for shared cooking experiences that can elevate any dining event.
There are a great many reasons as to why log cabins have become ubiquitous across the UK, one of which is the support they offer to garden parties. Homeowners can create a dining space that is sheltering and cosy, enabling outdoor dining even on windy or rainy days.
Additionally, cabins can be transformed into guest rooms or social spaces, offering guests a curated area to socialise or stay.
It’s no use trying to create a makeshift dining area in your garden, especially if you want guests to feel comfortable. Instead, those seeking to be celebrated hosts should consider making the investment in high-quality outdoor dining sets since they will not only offer great comfort to guests but they will also be designed for the outdoors, meaning they will last far longer than alternatives.
Be sure to keep practicality in mind when choosing your furniture too, as many items will need to be stored or covered during the winter period to prevent it from deteriorating.
When the sun shines, it is important to consider options for shade. Parasols are a fantastic and aesthetically pleasing choice for residents, especially because of their versatility. When purchasing a parasol, be sure to consider the protection it offers against rainfall, since some are not as waterproof as others.
Parasols also offer a degree of privacy and can be useful for those wanting to spend evening in the garden without neighbours peering over the fence.
Having a selection of outdoor games is a great way to get the party started, whether you’re hosting families with children or a group of friends. While there are a great selection of classics, such as shuffleboard and boules, there are also a host of new designs, including the giant series that allow you to play massive versions of Connect 4 and Jenga.